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Remembrance services have been held in Russia to mark seven years since the Kursk submarine sank in the Barents Sea after a torpedo exploded on board
Remembrance services have been held in Russia to mark seven years since the Kursk submarine sank in the Barents Sea after a torpedo exploded on board. The commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, laid wreaths at the monument to Kursk sailors in Moscow. Many relatives visited graves in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kursk, and Voronezh. At the sub’s Arctic home base of Vidyayevo sailors of the Northern Fleet laid wreaths and cast flowers into the sea. Memorial plates were unveiled at the Ushakov Baltic Navy Institute in Russia’s westernmost city of Kaliningrad. Church services were held all over Russia. Flags were flown at half-mast on all Russian navy vessels and sailors observed a minute of silence. All 118 crew of the nuclear submarine Kursk died when it sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000.
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